Police: Extremely Drunk 25-Year-Old Broke Cop's Thumb in Morning Scuffle on Oak Lawn

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Julio Escobar
Dallas police didn't set out to arrest Julio Escobar at the intersection of Oak Lawn and Hall Street at 5 a.m. this morning. They set out to arrest the 25-year-old at a Lemmon Avenue apartment complex a half mile away, where they took note of his slurred speech and alcohol stench.

"Officers asked him for his ID, and he refused," said DPD spokeswoman LaTonia Kelly. "That's how it got started."

When Christopher Johanns and his partner grabbed for Escobar's arm to arrest him, he jerked away and took off running. He made it the half mile to the aforementioned intersection before they caught up with him.

"They had to take him to the ground in order to handcuff him," Kelley said. "And the arrested person turned around and punched [Johanns] in the nose with a closed fist."

Escobar's fist did little lasting damage, but he did somehow manage to break Johanns' thumb before the officers could get the cuffs on, thus turning a likely misdemeanor public intoxication offense into a felony charge of aggravated assault on a public servant. He was booked into Lew Sterrett this morning. He has not, it seems, been provided with a comb.

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wainmatthew
wainmatthew

a drunk faggot.. what a waste of taxpayers money to have to deal with that pirate

cj121
cj121

actually , i think it looks pretty sexy!!!!

cj121
cj121

actually , i thin it looks pretty sexy

1dailyreader
1dailyreader

Must have been pretty windy outside.  Looking at his hair, you can tell which way the wind was blowing.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

It sounds as if the cops harassed this drunk.  I didn't read anything that said the boy was being obnoxious.

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz Being obnoxious is not a prerequisite for police scrutiny.  The charge would have been public intoxication, not public belligerence.  A staggered step, confused behavior coupled with the early hour would have provided more than enough reasonable suspicion for the police to take a closer look.  His behavior at the time indicates the police were quite astute in their observations.

CraigT42
CraigT42

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz

Well there is a surprise, the crazy cat lady who thinks that only cops should have guns is cop bashing again. Maybe we will get lucky and next week a cop will shoot a Jimmy Johns delivery guy. Then we can watch her head explode

ChrisYu
ChrisYu topcommenter

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz  slurred speech, alcohol stench and running from the police. but hey give him a break, he wasn't being obnoxious.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Thousands of drunk revelers were most likely far more obnoxious on St. Patrick's Day, yet the cops pick out one young Hispanic male.

Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz smh....please dont...there is enough pussy at city hall now.

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